How Surfing Skills Can Be Helpful In Our Daily Living Routine

Surfing skills in life daily routine

Let’s face it, we all have to deal with some level of stress on a daily basis. Whether it’s getting stuck in traffic, having a tough day at work, or dealing with personal problems, we could all use a little help in learning how to better cope with the challenges life throws our way.

But did you know that surfing can actually help you in your daily living routine? You are probably wondering now how though – after all, surfing is just a regular sport.

You may not realize it, but the skills you need to successfully ride a wave can also be applied to dealing with everyday routine.

The surfer’s mindset can be applied to anything in life, whether you’re riding the waves or slaying your daily tasks.

Keep on reading to learn how surfing can be helpful in your daily life routine.

Facing Challenges And Patience

When you are inside the water, you’re there to ride that wave. Before catching or seeing a set coming, you might need to wait for a while.

But that next set could be a major one, bigger than you think, as the ocean is very unpredictable. And while you’re waiting, it’s important to stay calm and focus on your breath.

If you get tense or start thinking too much about the wave coming at you, chances are you’ll freeze up and won’t be able to ride it. Or even worse – you will not acknowledge it and that wave will crash on you.

Learning how to stay calm under pressure is key both in surfing and in life. When faced with challenging situations, remember to take a few deep breaths and stay focused so that you can better assess the situation and act accordingly.

In addition to helping you face challenges with a more calm and level-headed mindset, surfing can also help you develop patience.

As mentioned before, waiting for waves can be quite frustrating – especially if you’re eager to catch one.

However, learning how to patiently wait for the right wave, and then taking advantage of it when it comes, is a skill that can be applied to many areas of life.

For example, if you’re hoping to get a promotion at work but don’t have the required experience yet, you may need to be patient and put in the extra effort in order to demonstrate that you are capable of doing the job.

The same goes for any other goals or dreams you may have; developing patience is key to achieving them.

I’m sure you’ll nail that promotion though, hard work does pay off.

Improve Your Mental Balance

In order to catch a wave, you first have to paddle out into the lineup. Remember that it’s always advisable to paddle from around and not straight into the lineup.

This can be tough, especially if there are bigger waves rolling in. You have to be strategic about when to paddle and how much power to put into it in order to avoid getting crashed by a wave before you even make it to the lineup.

The most energy-draining action is paddling to catch a wave, while sometimes you can end up losing it, letting it go underneath you. This means you can waste a lot of energy without an outcome.

The same is true for life. There will be times when you’re up against big challenges and it seems like the only way to make it through is by paddling as hard as you can.

But if you paddle too hard, you’ll likely just get tired and end up getting nowhere. It’s important to pace yourself and know when to push through and when to back off a bit in order to better position yourself for success.

Just as in life, you need to know when to put in the extra effort and when to conserve your energy.

There will be times when you need to put in all of your effort to achieve a goal, but there will also be times when you need to conserve your energy and take a more relaxed approach.

To be successful, you need to find a balance between pushing yourself and taking a break.

This is something that can be difficult but is essential for maintaining mental balance in life.

Catching Opportunities

Once you’ve caught a wave, it’s time for the fun part — standing up! This is arguably the most challenging part of surfing, as it requires snap decisions, positioning, and split-second timing.

If you hesitate for even a second, you’ll likely miss your opportunity, or worse – you could get nosediving.

The same is true for seizing opportunities in life. Sometimes we have to take risks and make decisions quickly in order to achieve our goals.

We may not always make the right decision, but if we don’t try we’ll never know what could have happened. It is far more important to take any decision than no decision.

You will feel much better when you make your own decisions, when possible, and keep your eyes open over opportunities passing by.

It might not always work out perfectly, but as they say, nothing ventured nothing gained.

Being Present In The Moment

When you’re surfing, you can’t think about what you have to do later that day or what happened yesterday.

You have to be completely focused on the here and now or you’ll fall off. The same is true for life.

You can’t control what’s going to happen in the future, so worrying about it won’t do you any good. And dwelling on the past will only hold you back from living in the present.

This is especially important when it comes to stressful situations. Instead of letting the stress get to you, try to focus on the present and deal with the situation one step at a time.

You’ll likely find that the stress of the situation melts away and you’re better able to deal with it.

You’ll be surprised at how much better you’ll be able to handle things when you’re not letting your mind wander.

Stay Flexible And Adaptable.

The best surfers know how to read the waves and adjust their approach accordingly. If they get caught off guard by a big wave, they know how to roll with it instead of fighting against it.

And just like in life, things are always changing, so the ability to go with the flow is an essential skill.

If you’re rigid and inflexible, you’ll just end up getting frustrated when things don’t go your way.

But if you stay flexible, you’ll be able to adapt and overcome whatever challenges come your way.

This philosophy can be applied to any area of your life – from work to relationships. When something unexpected comes up, don’t try to fight it or force it to go your way.

Instead, roll with the punches and adapt to the new situation. You may not have control over everything that happens, but you can control how you react to it.

Let Go of Your Ego

In surfing, there’s no room for ego, as it’ll only hold you back from progress and growth. However, that doesn’t mean you should let other people push you around.

It’s all about finding that balance between standing up for yourself and being willing to learn from others.

The beautiful thing is that we can all learn from one another, regardless of experience level or expertise.

This is an important lesson for life as well. We should always be learning, growing, and evolving.

And that means being open to new ideas and different perspectives. It’s okay to be confident in your abilities.

But don’t let your ego get in the way of progress and be open to change.


Surfing is such an amazing activity that requires life skills in order to get better at it. It’s the other way around and is easier to think of it this way.

When feeling lost or overwhelmed in life, imagine you are on your board and implement those skills into your challenges.

Surfing can teach you more than just riding waves – it can also help equip you with the skills needed to better tackle life’s everyday challenges.

Implement those and I assure you that things will start looking up in no time.